San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Central SoMa Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report, South of Market Street, Central SoMa Plan, City’s General Fund, Vision Zero, Townsend Street, Folsom, Howard and Stevenson Streets

San Francisco Planning Commission Approves Unanimously Central SoMa Plan with Changes

By Vladimir Bosanac In a late night, 7-0 vote, on Thursday, May 10th, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved the proposed Central SoMa Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report, setting...
San Jose’s Terrascape Ventures, San Jose, San Pedro Square, Davidson Plaza Towers, Diridon station, Bay Area, Arquitectonica Architects, DAL Properties, San Jose Planning Commission, Downtown Environmental Impact Report plan, Silvery Towers,

Sleek San Jose Residential Project Looks to Add 653 Residences

By Michele Chandler Not long ago, executives at San Jose’s Terrascape Ventures, LLC had never built an urban high-rise or thought deeply about drones. Now, all that could change. Terrascape partners...
San José, Bay Area, Gensler, Silicon Valley, Apple, Nvidia, Google, Facebook, SPUR, The Knight Foundation, San José Downtown Association, Diridon Station

Revitalizing Downtown San José: Design’s Evolution and Impact

By Kevin Schaeffer Downtown San José is well positioned to become the next urban destination. An expanding job market, investment in public transit and more affordable real estate than other parts...
Fremont, City Council, Zoning Ordinance, Citywide Design Guidelines, Government Code Section, Single-Family Home Development Standards

Fremont to Consider Updating Single-Family Home Development Standards or Implementing Moratorium

City Council to consider updating standards for two-story homes and second story additions or placing a potential moratorium on construction of these types of projects On Tuesday, September 11, 2018,...
Oakland, 2100 Telegraph, Uber Technology, Oakland’s Planning Commission, Environmental Impact Report, Uptown District, Telegraph Avenue, Paramount Theatre, Breuner Building, First Baptist Church, YMCA Building, Lane Partners, Strategic Urban Development Alliance, Gensler, Eastline Project

2100 Telegraph in Oakland at Crucial Intersection—Office or Residential?

By Michele Chandler New offices, more residential units—or some of both? That’s the question before Oakland officials who are considering the best way to move forward with a potential development at...
Aviato, San Jose, KT Urban, Adobe, Google, Essex Property Trust, Silvery Towers

KT Urban Plans Aviato Residential Project in San Jose

By Michele Chandler The Aviato project, an 18-story building containing residential units and retail space, has been proposed for 199 Bassett St. in downtown San Jose, just east of the Guadalupe...
CBRE Group, Redwood City, San Francisco, Peninsula, Silicon Valley, Inner Harbor Specific Plan, CBRE Land Services Group

Strada Buys Redwood City Waterfront Development Site for $20.5MM

(EDITOR'S NOTE: According to public documents, the sale closed at the end of June 2018 for $20.5 million. The buyer was Strada Investment Group, which will further pursue the...
Menlo Park, Facebook, Willow Road, Hamilton Avenue, Menlo Science and Technology Park, San Francisco Foundation, Facebook’s Catalyst Housing Fund, Mid-Peninsula High School, Pacific Biosciences, Dumbarton Corridor

Facebook Advances its Plans for 1,500 Housing Units in Menlo Park

By Michele Chandler Talk about the consummate employee benefit: Menlo Park-based Facebook is closer to offering housing, as the social networking company’s workforce in Silicon Valley grows. Facebook, which started the...
Lane Partners, Oakland Tower, Menlo Park, Bay Area, Brick LLP, 2016 Telegraph Ave. building, Oakland, East Bay

Lane Partners’ Oakland Towers Project for 344 Units Advances

By Michele Chandler A proposal by developer Lane Partners Inc. to transform two nearly empty plots of downtown Oakland land into two new residential towers was recently approved by Oakland...
San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Filbert Street, Highland Realty Capital, Owow, Danny Haber, East Bay housing development renting

San Francisco Developer oWow Plans $40MM Apartment Project at 2400 Filbert in Oakland

By Jon Peterson San Francisco-based developer oWow is planning to kick off a $40 million, 122-unit apartment project in Oakland located at 2400 Filbert Street, according to sources familiar with the...

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